Dreams really do come true, as Mark Wright has just proved.
This week, the one time reality star, revealed that he had been offered a permanent role on US entertainment show Extra, alongside Saved By The Bell star Mario Lopez.
Yesterday, the handsome chappy quit the UK for the forseeable future and was waved off by his family at the airport.
But while sisters Natalya and Jess, mum Carl, dad Mark and brother Josh were there to say farewell to their boy, there was no sign of wife Michelle Keegan.
But don’t read anything in to it – she’s busy filming Our Girl overseas.
Mark, who was first discovered by OK! magazine after they spotted his handsome face at Jade Goody’s wedding and featured him in the magazine with then girlfriend Charlotte Mears, says he is excited about his new career.
“I feel so honoured to be given a job on such a massive show in America, interviewing the biggest stars in the world, and working alongside Mario Lopez who I watched and loved growing up,” he said this week.
“Lisa G, the boss at EXTRA, didn’t know me before meeting her. I asked for a meeting, and she believed in me from seeing my showreel.
“She gave me a chance by allowing me to interview Mariah Carey and from that she has now given me this amazing opportunity to work on the show full time. It’s all a bit surreal.
“The UK will always be my home, but right now America is the path that has opened up for me, and I have to follow that.”